Greetings from a very rainy South Florida.
The Thrashers are holding an optional skate this morning at BankAtlantic Center after arriving early in the a.m. from Carolina and the 5-3 win.
I did a little research after last night’s game after the nearly costly 5-on-3 disadvantage. This season the Thrashers have been two men down 11 times this season for a total of 12:25. On the other hand, the Thrashers have been two men up only 6 times for a total of 2:37. One of those power plays lasted1:26, meaning the combined time of the other five was just 1:11.
Opponents have scored on four of their 11 chances. The Thrashers do not have a 5-on-3 goal.
I’m planning a story on the strategy and/or method to defend such a penalty kill.
Most players are taking part in practice. Those who are not: Ron Hainsey, Pavel Kubina, Christoph Schubert, Max Afinogenov, Eric Boulton and Ondrej Pavelec. Kari Lehtonen is on the ice.
A Did you know? from the feature on Marty Reasoner that I am working on: His junior season at Boston College, his last, he led the nation in points but was not a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.